The winners, culled from among 300 applications, include “development” grants to help newer ideas grow and be evaluated, and “validation” grants meant to test more established ideas on a bigger scale. The administration sought out applications in such areas as improving student-support services, improving teaching and learning, and getting stronger outcomes in developmental education. Nine of the 17 grants were given to minority-serving institutions.
The grants were the second round awarded under the administration’s First in the World program.
A version of this article appeared in the September 30, 2015 edition of Education Week as Colleges, Groups Win Grants To Boost College Outcomes